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io-a* UNITED STATES 

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

Yellowstone NATIONAL PARK 




A2823 



SUPERINTENDENT »S MONTHLY REPORT 
APRIL 1957 



IMPORTANT 

This file constitutes a part of the official records of the 
rational Park Service and should not be separated or papers 
•ithdrawn without express authority of the official in charge. 

All Files should be returned promptly to the File Room. 

Officials and employees will be held responsible for failure 
) observe these rules, which are necessary to protect the 
itegrity of the official records. 



tt. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 16 — 22371-2 



FICE OK THE SUPERINTENDENT 



UNITED STATES 

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 
YELLOWSTONE PARK, WYO. 



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jujoary of the April 1 

_^_^_ Cool & d.'i. - /JXi2UT< . ft) • 

70°, rin« -9°. Snow courses. 

1699 visitors, jogc employee 
roads ready open Hay !• 

DBPECTIOi.^ ^ . Invest i, -at or, ■-. onrtebei on 

history of 1 . force, 

re eoployaent office in park, er. 1-2 

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MBCIAI. Garrison at a 

V1>>I?-- to Was . , est at Butte by Com! 

both to iliasoula confer Montana >ors r< 

firs Day pare& , larrisoD underwc 

Anderson attended Ad*, '"ieers "arm. 

Carry, Gaboert, an, Beal 

Kittar.43 . Latin 

Cons. COiKi nesting with Bud 

Edwards bo .,. „ Dist. ont. didii "e Fed. :ieet, Phree Porks, 

Moat* Edwards to Missoula Sworxa ist. 

Barrows to Tet- 

attended inter-regional fire c< at t son 

Custer ... ■; .. gal : iud;:c to inter-a fe : 

Anthon,, , Ida *own back fr 

to fOI conf. a; iiillngs. 

relations oded Consunity Coc 

to firefly . .viciesaeet! La. Jurap 

to Kennevi 

award for su, . 

issued, i "'. . closed 

on auo /arioua c^ r- 

M3CKLLAMBCUS ; KPFE & APGE seetin :s. 
Xfillk-: Hother of Howard tocher died. 



Son born h ;hanberlins. 

[X: Jaaas Berens ^torekeepin. C1-: . . 

transferred to Glacier. :<emara land fror Carlsbad 

anger. Onuses lef Deao, Internal 

Rev., selected personnel of fie re approval ra 



reorganisation • 






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Anderson to Admin* Offlc- 

Garry, BeaJ . Train! r-se; 

& Barrows helped instruct. 

Dillinrs. llrown, Barrows & Chapcan t trol 

Coiii"" . Piano for Yell* rai rainir ... . 



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injured in snowplane overtoil. 
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Press rolease on openings* Croat 
papers had wJ Pictures I 

jrviee* 99*975 cap sheet. 
Budge illustrated talks , 

broadsides ind* 

Junda: 

Cocbu weetinr* iknorials, incl. 






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. suffered electrics 

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ear i -. ool in 
periodically* Canada geese. Oriss.-. ,. vario ds, 
2 coyotes* severa.l .lo observed sasie area near Tro- 
Crec . araooth have | 3or» 

at Upper Geyser 3asin have not shod 
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rent and locatic 
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3-conpartr.»nt sinks Can 
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RANGER 3KR'/r Principal activities listed. 
LAW EKF T: 3 cases presented for truck w over 
Nuirber of grizzlies observed. 



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Seen various areas; first calves seen 27 . 
Stevens Creek buffalo bull thru :&.. to Lava 

Creek. Soda Butte bulls scatterii . 



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Various herds. Movements upw&rv. C ■> idition not 
too good. Gallatin Cons. Cor,£i. r.ieetin£; discus- 

n re Gallatin elk hunt in, . . .ildlife Fed. 
meeting; group interested in elk prolan, assured 
continued support. 

Observations various areas, incl. calves, 1 
killed by car. 



number observed. 

Sheep seen various are. 

Two on Lakes near Junction it close 
observation. 

llont. State College to stud ..hroat onl 
trout in raany of high elevai 

vendition observati; 



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Authority fill fire contr csitions received 
April 2; hoped finish filling vacancies before 
start season. Clearance to enter contract with 
Western Air for hangar at , L. rown, 
Chap jrrows to Fire Co . it .ion. Stevens 
^oula raeeting with . re firefighter 
,c. Small fire vol 

Fire Defense inventories received; to be consoli- 
dated. When Barrows i was agreed to 
rede "oil. Jivide loc prospective 
bidders. Barrows conferred with USF3 at Ogden. 12-13 



. in. Enployrae: 
ers obtained. Advice fn » e? 
able. 



use trail- 
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Dole sannles for spruce budwortn larvae. Supt. 

Em^I d t^^£bu£2 n asliftt P w?^ gff^For spray bids. 
Survey re park. 



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lod^e, etc, 

ol walks rea 



Generator for Car. >jistal 

by contractor. 

jiized install t 
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ICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT 



UNITED STATES 

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 

YELLOWSTONE PARK, WYO. 



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and lupine Jre< . . 

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iploye* tr 

and cial travel was ! to 

of the no: i 

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an sprue 

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was atte ■ 

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it .!iat many people are . 

are j. rtly - 1 

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3iie: i i twar e 

wert t o£ I ont., . 

This roup was v* h intf 

tr> and ful 

Ik . erdr 
as we ied the reduction. 

no cowi 
of the ~nake dver near . 

on the 13th near Slack Butte 

ruck and kill' . 

were observed at Uoen r e • 

between . 

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on the 2 , three were seen 
were seen at Ik arkj . • 

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observr -eck an >11'b • 

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iital author! t tlons 

there ..'ore ins 
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learance was rece " t 

with HBtstt Lines 

parachute loft*, tester 

the i . ervioe r* r. 

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1 ie acti 

fire 1 

spatohti 

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ason were d:. • 

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